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CHANGE OF PRESIDENT

Posted by: Miles Lemon - Thu, 04/07/2019 - 12:34pm

It's the start of a new Rotary Year, and with it comes a change of President.  After a very successful, full and active year, Sue Hoey steps down and hands over to Alan Hopkins (who was president way back in 1999). 

£870 RAISED FOR END POLIO NOW

Posted by: Miles Lemon - Sat, 15/06/2019 - 5:25pm

What a fabulous quiz night we had last night the 14th June! Over 100 people came and supported our charity quiz raising funds for the End Polio Now campaign. The Bill Gates foundation will now put in £2 for every £1 we raised, bringing the total to staggering £2,610.   Thank you so much to all who attended.

£378 RAISED FOR SAFE ANAESTHESIA

Posted by: Miles Lemon - Thu, 23/05/2019 - 12:23pm

On Sunday 12th May, the International Committee held a fund raising event at the home of renowned pianist, David Willison. David, himself a former Rotarian, gave a recital to around twenty four music enthusiasts many of whom were Rotarians. The recital included music by Haydn, Schubert, Schumann, Chopin and Rachmaninoff. In the interval there were canapés and sparkling wine.

David's explanation of the music and the composers was educative and illuminating adding more depth to a wonderful afternoon of superb piano playing.

The recital raised £378 towards anaesthesia kits.

THREE NEW PAUL HARRIS FELLOWS

Posted by: Miles Lemon - Thu, 18/04/2019 - 12:16pm

It was with great pleasure that President Sue Hoey awarded 3 prestigious Paul Harris Fellowships to members of the Club in honour of their long and outstanding contribution to Rotary over many years.  The new Fellows are Jim Young, Alan Hopkins and Ted Wilcox, who are all pictured with Sue.  Well done to them all!.

£374 RAISED FOR LITERACY BOX

Posted by: Miles Lemon - Tue, 16/04/2019 - 2:24pm

The Club has continued to support Literacy Box, which provides books and equipment for schools in Africa, by running a fundraising Wine Tasting evening last Friday, 12th April.  Clarrisa and Trevor, together with Michael and Sue, ran themed tasting sessions in their homes, with guests changing venues half way through the evening.  Each tasting session was supported by some excellent light snacks.   Many thanks to both sets of hosts for a lovely evening and well done on raising over £374.

REFURBISHMENT OF THE SWIMMING POOL PLAY AREA

Posted by: Miles Lemon - Mon, 18/03/2019 - 10:47am

Ahoy there!

Faversham Rotary Club funded the original play areaat the Swiming Pool nearly 30 years ago, so the Club is delighted to have been involved with the refurbishment, which was chosen to mark the Club’s 70th anniversary. Through donations, grants and fund-raising activities, the Club contributed £10,000 to the project, which was led by Swale Borough Council.

The newly improved and upgraded Faversham Pools Play Area is now open.  All the previous equipment has been completely replaced. With slide, musical play panel and hammock, the centrepiece is a brand new pirate ship - after all, Faversham is on a tidal creek! There’s also a roundabout, swings and an octopus seesaw. The colourful safety surface includes a starfish and other sea-themed graphics. The area provides a safe environment for adventurous play for children with a wide range of abilities.

CROCUSES FOR PURPLE FOR POLIO

Posted by: Miles Lemon - Wed, 13/03/2019 - 12:00pm

Thank you to all the  people of Faversham. On Saturday 2nd March we joined the rest of the Rotary movement in helping eradicate Polio from our planet. As part of the Purple for Polio initiative in exchange for a donation people received a pot bursting with purple crocuses. As a result we raised in excess of £500!! This will be tripled thanks to Rotary International support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation whereby every £1 we raise the Foundation will add £2. This makes a huge difference and we are very grateful to those who helped.

 

ANNUAL SENIOR CITIZENS' CHRISTMAS PARTY 13 DECEMBER 2018

Posted by: Miles Lemon - Mon, 14/01/2019 - 3:45pm

On Thursday 13th December 80 local Senior Citizens came to lunch at the Alexander Centre where they were entertained to Christmas carols sung by Faversham singers and 37 young pupils from St Mary’s Primary School. Faversham Rotary members have maintained this tradition for some years and new member Clarissa Hanna offered to organise it for the first time.

As the guests arrived they were greeted personally and warmly by Rotary members and entered a well decorated room complete with helium balloons and festive tablecloths. Local musicians sang as the guests settled in and drank tea and biscuits and of course, the ubiquitous Quality Street chocolates.   Faversham’s Mayor Trevor Abrams came along with the Lady Mayoress. They and Rotary President Sue Hoey welcomed Mr Oz from Ossie’s Fish and Chip Shop who personally ensured the safe delivery of sufficient packages of freshly cooked Fish and chips to serve to the guests. The Mayor and his wife sat and ate alongside the senior citizens, chatting and joining in the carols sang beautifully by the schoolchildren. Afterwards the children handed out mince pies while Rotarians served glasses of sherry to the guests. Sue Hoey had earlier signed Christmas cards for each guest to take home with them. Some of the guests even got up to dance with the children.

Obviously we have to rely on the generosity of local business people like Ossie’s, and the generosity of Rotarians who donated items such as crackers, sherry and chocolates. Above all it was a team effort and without fellow Rotarians’ willingness to give freely of their time and goodwill, including volunteering to drive the minibus, it would not have been such a successful event. “ 

A GREAT CHRISTMAS CAROL TOUR COLLECTION

Posted by: Miles Lemon - Thu, 10/01/2019 - 11:07am

Now that the dust has settled after the Christmas and New Year festivities, it is great to be able to reveal that we collected a fantastic £4,275 from our door to door and static collections during the 2 weeks before Christmas.  Well done to all the collectors and many thanks for the people of Faversham for their generosity.  All the proceeds will be used to support local charities.

Switching on the Christmas Lights in Faversham

Posted by: Miles Lemon - Wed, 28/11/2018 - 10:34am

We were helping out at the Faversham Town Christmas lights switch on last Saturday afternoon. Amongst the helpers were (left to right), Sue Hoey Ruth Carlisle and Michael Hoey. 

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